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This is a "showy" taijutsu unique to members of the Akimichi clan.[1] After growing in size with the Multi-Size Technique, the Akimichi tucks themselves into a ball and rolls towards a target.[2] Due to their increased weight and the force of their rotation, most obstacles are pulverised upon contact. Users can take advantage of the surrounding environment to launch themselves into the air,[1] increasing the damage when they fall back to the ground. The speed at which they spin has the added benefit of rendering most attacks ineffective against them.[2] But the ball's speed also makes it difficult to turn, forcing users to stop spinning entirely if they want to make significant changes in direction and thus leaving them vulnerable while they do.[3]

How the Human Bullet Tank is used depends on what form the Akimichi's Multi-Size Technique takes. In Part I, when Chōji Akimichi's Multi-Size Technique makes him very round, he retracts his arms, legs, and head into his body so that they don't get in the way while he rolls; because his head is submerged in his bulk, this also makes him immune to external sounds.[3] In Part II, when Chōji's Multi-Size Technique simply makes him large, he folds his legs to his chest and locks his arms around them.[4]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rin no Sho, page 212
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naruto chapter 70
  3. 3.0 3.1 Naruto chapter 87
  4. Naruto chapter 333
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